Woo Hoo, my package for the Guilty Pleasures Swap arrived today! My partner Heidi from Where The Wild Things Are put together an awesome and thoughtful package. Heidi is a foster adopt mom and has 4 beautiful children who came to her by way of adoption. Her mom grew up with my dad and his sisters. Her Grandma was like a surrogate grandma to us and made our childhood Christmas stockings. We connected through Facebook through her mom Gaye and sister Kelly (who I hosted a giveaway for not that long ago, cute headband girl) When I found out that Heidi had a blog I sat there soaking up every word and basking in the beauty that is her family. One night, not that long ago, I read her entire blog. It further validated our current journey of using foster adopt to add to our family. I feel like Heidi is an angel, sent to be my friend just when I needed a friend who could truly relate to what we are going through. She is like a breath of fresh air.
Click HERE to see what I sent Heidi!
ANYWAY...on to the swap. OH and before you think I chose Heidi on purpose read below on how I decide who MY partner is gonna be...
She sent a note with all of it that I broke down below with the reason she chose to send the things she did.
1 & 2 "One of my favorite things to do is hunt for a bargain. I LOVE to garage sale, check second hand stores and check clearance racks. I found this (#2) darling dress on clearance for $6.24 YES BABY you read that right. I even left the tag on so you could see I really paid that. Even some of my favorite colors." I super love the dress Heidi, so cute and even cuter on. I am taking this baby all the way into winter with some cute suede boots.
3 "I am a sucker for Hallmark Movies. I think they are usually hokey with terrible acting but I get sucked in. I can't help it." Heidi, I am the SAME way. On Rainy weekends J and I will snuggle up and watch the Hallmark channel, one cheesy movie after another.
4 "I can rarely pass up a good smelling candle." ME either...and these smell super yum!!
5 "A little secret, that not many people know about me is that I almost always have Gerber Graduates Lil Chicken Sticks in my fridge. I do not share them and would probably stab someone with a fork if they tried to take them." OK girl, you have me a little skeeeerd on this one, but I might get brave and try one...for you.
6"I love taking bubble baths with nummy smelling bubble bath, love listening to music and just relaxing." So funny I sent you bath stuff too. I love a nice bath and can't wait to soak in this stuff, smells amazing!
7 "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. I do not even share with my husband." Oh Heidi, I am the same way about my lip balm, I refuse to share.
8 "My favorite guilty pleasure is taking a nap. I so need them sometimes. I already talked to [Big Daddy]. He said he will honor this coupon and he says he will take Coco out for ice cream so you don't get licked to death in the process of your nap." I love me a good nap, and I sent YOU an sleep mask too, great minds....take naps! *wink* Love the coupon and that you checked with Big Daddy to make sure he would honor it. He thought this was so cool and also funny, he said, "Like you are gonna ask MY permission to do anything." Hmm does that make me sound bossy? OK.
9 "There are some candies I rarely share. Sour Patch Kids, Sugar Babies, and just about anything cinnamon." Mmmm, SPK...big love!
10 "I LOVE DIET COKE! I can't go a day without it. My mom was so sick when she was pregnant with me the Dr. suggested she drink coke syrup. I was addicted in the womb. I blame her ;)" Heidi I am the same with my beloved Diet Pepsi...we can still be friends tho, I wish I could blame my addiction on my mother. OH and Big Daddy already put the Diet Coke in the fridge knowing he didn't have to share.
Heidi, thank you so much for the fantastic package. I had a blast opening it and poking through the box to discover YOUR Guilty Pleasures and learn more about you.
Bloggy friends, some of you have asked how I choose who MY partner will be. I decided when I first started hosting swaps that I needed to come up with a strategy, or I would match myself with my favorite bloggy friend...cuz I am shallow like that, and I like to guarantee myself the good stuff. So once I had a number in mind of how many people I would allow to participate I let random.org decide the number of who I would match myself up with. Sooo...I have been lucky.
If you participated in the Guilty Pleasures Swap PLEASE link up your POST below.